The British Open begins Thursday at Royal Troon. Here are my predictions for the weekend. Sleeper — Scott Piercy Remember last month, when the U.S. Open was contested at Oakmont and everyone spent so much time talking about the legends that have won on that golf course? Yeah, Royal Troon is almost a polar opposite.Unlike Sarazen, Jones, Snead, Hogan and Nicklaus, Royal Troon has...
Thursday will mark the ninth time that the Royal Troon Golf Club will host the Open Championship, its first Open since 2004, and with this being the 145th anniversary of the event, all sorts of historical factoids and tidbits about the elusive Old Course have bubbled to the surface. First things first when it comes to previewing courses and looking into their backstories, and that...
TROON, Scotland — One of the beautiful byproducts of major championship golf is how one week can sometimes change a player’s life forever. In the case of Todd Hamilton at the 2004 British Open at Royal Troon, the site of this year’s Open, there were enough signs that week that — when pieced together —...
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12 days ago
TROON, Scotland (AP) The latest from the British Open (all times local to Scotland): --- 3:45 p.m. Todd Hamilton is back at Royal Troon for the first time since his improbable British Open triumph a dozen years ago. Hamilton says he couldn't even remember how to get to the driving range, so he had to ask someone for directions. Why hasn't he returned before now? Hamilton says it...
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The Open Championship kicks off on Thursday from Royal Troon in Scotland. It will be the ninth time hosting the Open for the historic course, the last time being in 2004 when American Todd Hamilton hoisted the Claret Jug. The course will play as a par 71, coming in at 7190 yards long. The beautiful setting, historic charm, and, of course, the world’s best golfers are sure to make...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Former major champions Corey Pavin and Todd Hamilton shot 6-under 66s in blustery conditions Friday to share the first-round lead in the Allianz Championship. Pavin won the 1995 U.S. Open among his 15 PGA Tour titles. He made four birdies in a five-hole stretch on The Old Course despite 20-mph winds and temperatures in the 50s at the start of the PGA Tour...
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February 05, 2016 | Discuss
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